Japan succeeds in test flight of first stealth fighter jet

Tokyo, April 22, 2016 – On April 22 / Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) successfully completed the maiden flight of the “X-2,” an advanced technology demonstrator jet. The aircraft took off from Nagoya Airport and went through a series of trials to confirm basic maneuvers including climbing, descent and circling operations. It then landed … [Read more…]

Scheduled air service to Cuba right around the corner!

Today marks an exciting day for anyone who’s been curious about travel to Cuba. This morning in Havana, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin, Cuban Minister of Transportation Adel Yzquierdo Rodriguez and President of the Cuban Civil Aviation Institute (IACC), Ministry of Transportation Colonel Alfredo … [Read more…]

Chinese vessel joining search for MH 370

Dong Hai Jiu 101 Photo: GlobalSecurity.org As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 continues, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced that a Chinese ship, Dong Hai Jiu 101, will be deployed to join search operations. “The Australian Government welcomes the Dong Hai Jiu 101 to … [Read more…]

Online Reviews and Reputation Give Lift to Airline Loyalty and Rewards Programs

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Ranks Highest in Overall Customer Satisfaction With Airline Loyalty/Rewards Programs for Second Consecutive Year WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.: 13 May 2015 — Online reviews of an airline’s loyalty and rewards program as well as the program’s reputation have a substantial impact on member satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards … [Read more…]